"Target Dumps Illegally, Says California Suit"

"California is accusing Target Corp. of being a poor environmental citizen.

California Attorney General Jerry Brown, 20 district attorneys and the Los Angeles city attorney sued the Minneapolis-based retailer on Monday, charging the company with routinely dumping hazardous waste from its California stores and distribution centers into the state's landfills.

Target has been hit with more than 300 violations of California's hazardous waste control laws since 2001, according to the attorney general's office. The lawsuit seeks the $25,000 maximum penalty for each violation."

Jackie Crosby reports for the Minneapolis Star Tribune June 15, 2009.

Source: Minneapolis Star Trib, 06/16/2009